Carpeting

Carpet has fallen out of favor over the last twenty years. But many are still taking advantage of the new carpeting patterns, colors, and styles that are available today. Gone is the boring beige carpet found in nearly every apartment, condominium, and model home across America. It's being replaced by stain-resistant carpeting with high quality padding and great designs. To recap some of the major carpeting styles, you can choose from Saxony, Berber, textured, velvet, frieze and sculptured. Saxony is the plush style that shows the footprints and vacuum marks. Frieze is the durable style that resists footprints and the short pile can really highlight the colors and textures in the carpet. The name Berber seems to be everywhere these days. Berber is usually made of non-allergenic wool with flecked colors, usually with short thick loops that make it easy to clean. It's great for high traffic areas.

ADVANTAGES OF CARPET

  • Great insulating capabilities; energy savings
  • Soundproofing
  • Excellent selection of colors, textures, styles, & designs
  • Very comfortable to walk on

DISADVANTAGES OF CARPET

  • Carpeting can hold onto odors, allergens, stains, and bacteria
  • High maintenance
  • Not as durable as other materials